This was for Goto’s NEVER Openweight Championship.
This was okay. Juice came out hot and was going all-out right away. That was a nice change of pace for NJPW heavies. The match quickly slowed down to a sluggish pace unfortunately. They were stuck in that gear for too long, and the slight increase in intrigue late in the match was not enough to fix that. The match was far from bad though. Goto won via FINAL CUT. (**1/2)